arranging your first appointment...
When you call the Stephenson Centre you are likely to speak to our Therapy Services Co-ordinator who will take your call and discuss what you are looking for. You may prefer a male or female therapist or you may have a particular type of therapy in mind or it maybe you just want to talk to someone. Whatever your situation we will try and find a therapist on a day and at a time that suits you.
If our Therapy Co-ordinator is not available when you call, you will be invited to leave a message and either she or one of our counsellors or psychotherapists will call you back within a short while.
Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and either our Therapy Co-ordinator or Director will respond very quickly.
We recognise the importance of feeling comfortable and as safe as possible when coming into therapy. Without this it can feel difficult to express how we feel and the therapy can be ineffective and sometimes we just do not connect with the therapist and we may not understand why.
For this reason, we feel an initial or a first appointment is really important to ensure you feel comfortable and confident that the therapy and the therapist can be helpful. The fee for the initial appointment is the same as any further appointments you may have with that particular therapist but at the end of that first appointment, the therapist will suggest you take some time to think about the session and make direct contact with her/him if you feel you would like to continue to see them - the therapist will give you their contact details to take away with you.
If you feel you would like to contact us to arrange a first appointment to see one of our counsellors or psychotherapists, then do get in touch either by phone or email or if you want to find out more about our therapists or services our Therapy Co-ordinator will be happy to help.